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  • Tachysurus nudiceps
  • Tachysurus nudiceps
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Scientific Name Tachysurus nudiceps  (Sauvage, 1883)
Common Name
Type Locality Lake Biwa [Biwako], Japan.
Synonym(s) Mystus nudiceps, Pelteobagrus nudiceps, Pseudobagrus nudiceps
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Size 132mm or 5.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Tachysurus can be identified by an extrascapular without a laterosensory canal, and a pterotic with a broad lateral laminar expansion. It is among the most speciose catfish groups in East Asia and its members inhabit habitats ranging from fast-flowing hillstreams to large rivers.
Sexing Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.
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Distribution Japan.
Japan Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bull. Soc. Philomath. Paris (Ser. 7) v. 7 145
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Last Update 2013 Jan 05 19:43 (species record created: 2003 Aug 27 00:00)